Labour market

The unemployment rate is steady in France – while declining in the EU

Friday 01 February 2019 | Newsworthy

The unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in France in December 2018, compared to 9.1 percent in December 2017. In the same period, the unemployment in the European Union has decreased from 7.2 percent to 6.6 percent.


The unemployment is declining more in Finland than in the EU

Thursday 10 January 2019 | Newsworthy

The unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in Finland in November 2018, compared to 8.4 percent in November 2017. In the same period, the unemployment in the European Union has decreased from 7.3 percent to 6.7 percent.


Economic and social convergence within the EU (Eurofound)

Saturday 26 January 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

In order to shed light on the issue of convergence within European countries, Eurofund published two reports in December 2018.


Platform workers (European Commission)

Monday 28 January 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

How many are there? Who are they? What kind of work do they do? These are all questions that the report seeks to answer, with figures to support them.


Parenting in Europe: who’s staying at home with the kids?  in depth

Thursday 08 November 2018 | Laura Filios
| OBC Transeuropa

Too many fathers delegating childcare to their partner; mothers staying too long outside the workforce; an uneven range of rights and guarantees: how and why parental leave is changing in Europe.


The unemployment is declining more in Croatia than in the EU

Thursday 10 January 2019 | Newsworthy

The unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in Croatia in November 2018, compared to 10.0 percent in November 2017. In the same period, the unemployment in the European Union has decreased from 7.3 percent to 6.7 percent.


Female unemployment is declining more in Spain than in the EU

Thursday 10 January 2019 | Newsworthy

The unemployment among women was 16.3 percent in Spain in November 2018, compared to 18.3 percent in November 2017. In the same period, female unemployment in the European Union decreased from 7.6 percent to 6.9 percent.


The unemployment is declining more in Portugal than in the EU

Thursday 10 January 2019 | Newsworthy

The unemployment rate was 6.6 percent in Portugal in November 2018, compared to 8.1 percent in November 2017. In the same period, the unemployment in the European Union has decreased from 7.3 percent to 6.7 percent.


The confidence of consumers is decreasing more rapidly in Bulgaria than in the EU

Friday 30 November 2018 | Newsworthy

In November the confidence of consumers in Bulgaria decreased significantly compared to the same month last year, down from -22.4 to -31.1.


Precarious employment on the rise in Europe  in depth

Monday 17 December 2018 | Laurent Jeanneau
| Alternatives Economiques

Over the past few years, the popularity of precarious employment in Europe has been growing, including everything from temporary jobs, to atypical jobs, to independent jobs, and even “on call” work.